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A Little Hungary?

Come hear our Youth Exchange student, Eszti Toth speak about her home country of Hungary and her home city of Budapest this Friday, May 12th at 7:30 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Library. The event is free and open to all. There will be light refreshments served. It is guaranteed to be an enjoyable evening.

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We’re Proud!

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Photo Credit Jacob Hannah for The New York Times

Wallingford Rotary’s Hungarian exchange student, Eszter Toth and Rotarian Nan Dubin both made the New York Times today! We’re so very proud of both of them since we love to see what our Rotarians and our exchange students are doing in the community.  In addition to all the other aspects of settling into a new country, Eszti has also decided to take on Arabic lessons while she is staying here in Wallingford. The Arabic lessons are being taught in Rutland for free in preparation for the Syrian refugees who are anticipated to arrive in Rutland.

If you are interested in participating in the lessons or want more information, you can join the free lessons at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Rutland.  The lessons will be held on Monday through Thursday from 5:30-7:30pm.The dates are Jan. 2nd- Jan. 5th and Jan. 9th- Jan. 12th.  Any questions email  morgandenehy@gmail.com

To read more about the New York Times article, find it here.

 

Welcome to the Mill River Union High School Interact Club!

_dsc0734The Wallingford Rotary was a proud group of Rotarians tonight as we hosted the inaugural induction ceremony for the Mill River Union High School Interact Club. This evening the “little red schoolhouse” was full to the brim with Interact students, parents, grandparents and Rotarians.

Our newly formed Interact Club inducted 49 members this evening led by its president, John Graves under the guidance of their teacher advisors, Debra Gardner-Baasch and Cindy Roberts. _dsc0721

When I became president of the club, it was my hope for my presidency to solidify the relationship that our rotary club had with Mill River students who were always ready and willing to lend a hand to our “small but mighty” club when we needed extra hands and help to make our community functions successful. You have seen them at the Lobsterfest, Wallingford’s Bicycle Safety Day and at Stone Meadow, just to name a few events. This evening, I am very proud that we can call them our own Interact Club.

We enjoyed a wonderful evening of food and fellowship. We even had a gigantic “happy birthday” to our Hungarian exchange student and Interact member, Eszti.

Congratulations to the officers, members and faculty directors of the Mill River Interact Club ~ we know you will do great things and spread much fellowship and good will throughout our community and the world.

 

Stand Up Shakespeare

Our Hungarian exchange student was treated by one our Rotarians to a performance by the New York City Stand Up Shakespeare Company during their performance in Plymouth Notch. Ezsti was joined by two other students who will be one of her host families while she is here in the United States. Here are some pictures from the day.

District Conference

Here are some photos from the District Conference in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Our exchange student, Amilcar, was present along with his fellow exchange students to make presentations to the group. A good time was had by all and the youth exchange was considered one of the highlights of the event.